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Category Archives: Setting Clear Limits


10Apr 1 Comment
[VIDEO] Are we putting too much pressure on our kids?

[VIDEO] Are we putting too much pressure on our kids?

Julie and Gail discuss their thoughts and attention to the intentions we have as parents to set up our kids for success. But are our intentions putting too much pressure on our kids to succeed? [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0-Id9riW4[/embedyt]

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30Mar No Comments
Easier Bedtimes #RealTime

Easier Bedtimes #RealTime

This month, we've highlighted ways that families can spend #RealTime together. Of course, there are many times throughout the day that this can happen. Today, we are focusing on bedtime. You know the importance of sleep for your family -...

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16Mar No Comments
The secret to a great Spring Break

The secret to a great Spring Break

Spending a week of #RealTime together can be a test for any family. Whether you are heading out on vacation or staying at home, there is a great tool that every family can use to set themselves up for success....

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23Feb No Comments
When, Where and How?

When, Where and How?

#NoPhoneFamilyDay hit home with many families this week. We've heard from kids, parents, grandparents and non-parents about the realizations they had while disconnecting from social media on Family Day. Some people found it pretty easy to do, others found it...

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16Feb 3 Comments
Plans for #NoPhoneFamilyDay

Plans for #NoPhoneFamilyDay

It has been exciting to watch the spread of #NoPhoneFamilyDay over the last month! The two of us have been regularly stopped by friends and viewers only to have them confirm, "Our family is on board for Family Day!" As...

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Awareness

Awareness

Many years ago, we created our signature program: Parenting with a Plan. In it, we built 5 steps to help parents tackle any parenting challenge that they face. The very first step in Parenting with a Plan is Awareness. Awareness...

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26Jan No Comments
Losing track of time

Losing track of time

How much of our lives are lost to the phone? It's not uncommon to hear parents telling kids, "Hurry, hurry! There's no time to dawdle!" Many people feel that there just isn't enough time. A Global Web Index 2016 survey...

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19Jan 1 Comment
Which 2 friends will you tell?

Which 2 friends will you tell?

We are excited to share some news with you! In partnership with the YMCA Calgary, we are starting a new movement: #NoPhoneFamilyDay That's right - on February 20, 2017 - Family Day, we're encouraging you to do three things: 1....

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15Dec No Comments
5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

5 tips for enjoyable holiday time

Only a few days left, and the kids will be home for the break. How long will it be until some adult in your house is nagging at kids to get off of technology or help with the housework? How...

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Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

Is there an Elf on your Shelf?

What's it all about? Is there an Elf on your shelf? If there is, why do you have it? If your answer is - we love it, it's fun - I like hiding it and the kids love to find...

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19May No Comments
Too busy to read this??

Too busy to read this??

We know that kids live what they learn and learn what they live. Kids learn excuses from the world around them; from their friends and from their parents. We know that prevailing culture dictates that the current status symbol, available...

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29Oct No Comments
Are you dreading Halloween Hassles?

Are you dreading Halloween Hassles?

Do you have a love/hate relationship with Halloween? We heard from a parent last week who said, "Tears are expected on Halloween -it's just what happens!" We are here to say, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE! Halloween Hassles I'm ready...

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25Jun No Comments
What are you saying NO to?

What are you saying NO to?

With summer vacation around the corner, there may be a bit more freedom to tune in to the present and to build a new habit of ‘presence’ into the daily routine. We’ve been talking about finding internal happiness, shifting the...

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13Mar No Comments
Is it your job to entertain your child?

Is it your job to entertain your child?

We are constantly hearing about the word 'Busy'. Robert Holden, in his book Success Intelligence, calls 'busy' the new status symbol; wherein appearing busy implies that one has greater status and value. Perhaps this status symbol is trickling down to...

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What are you doing for your children that they can do for  themselves

What are you doing for your children that they can do for themselves

During the month of March, our Thoughtful Thursday questions are focusing on Teaching our children life skills. As quick and easy as it is to do things for our kids, the reality is that we need to teach our kids...

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Are you giving up on parenting around technology?

Are you giving up on parenting around technology?

In a recent article in the Washington Post – Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything, Allison Slater Tate discusses how challenging it can be, parenting “among the first truly high-tech...

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18Aug No Comments
Back to school success in 5 clear steps

Back to school success in 5 clear steps

They’re heading back and now’s the time to get them ready. Whether it is their first day ever or just the first day for this grade, here are 5 things to consider: 1. TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR KID...

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28Jul No Comments
Get kids out of the pool without a fight

Get kids out of the pool without a fight

It started out so simply – you asked your child to get out of the pool. She screamed, “NO!” and an entire pool crowd is suddenly silent and staring at you. Now what? Do you go in and get her?...

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Mother's Day Resolution: Don't be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day Resolution: Don’t be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day brings with it thoughts of flowers and brunch, cards and artwork; wonderful ways to recognize moms and thank them for their efforts year-round. As mothers, we may feel elated at the treatment or wonder just how much will...

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24Apr No Comments
Parenting: Put your bike away!

Parenting: Put your bike away!

It is spring – one can hear the tell-tale calls of the blue bird, the flicker, the chickadee, the robin and, the frustrated parent: "PUT YOUR BIKE AWAY!" What a relief to have the snow melting and the kids wanting...

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